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Thread #161296 Message #3833208
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
17-Jan-17 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
ok.. heres one of them there metaphor thingies for consideration
Our very small west country market town where I grew up..
[20 miles down the road from where i now live..]
In the mid 1960s when I was kid walking to junior school and back with my mates we'd often pass by one of the harmless town nutters..
All year round he rambled the streets of the estate in nothing but a very tight T shirt
and a very skimpy pair of speedo style swimming trunks
.. dunno .. maybe some kind of health freak..
He never approached or bothered us kids, and the adults laughed him off as that soft in the head bloke in his Y fronts...
Fast forward to 2017.. would he be so casually tolerated near kids nowadays..???
Times and appropriate public behaviour have seriously changed, and people need to adapt for their own survival... 🙄
I won't even mention weird old Alfie who lived in the bungalows... ???